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I see spots and feel lightheaded. What's wrong with me?

I see spots and feel lightheaded. What's wrong with me?

Orthostatic: You may have low blood pressure or orthostatic hypotension. Orthostatic hypotension occurs when you stand up and feel lightheaded. Please see your primary physician to get your blood pressure checked. ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Lightheaded (Definition)

Lightheadedness is a sensation of feeling faint or "light in the head". It may be a symptom of Low blood pressure, or hypotension, which occurs when blood pressure during and after each heartbeat is much lower than usual. It may also occur when you are dehydrated, as my happen when severe morning ...Read more


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Could occasionally seeing spots, dizziness and being light headed upon standing or looking directly up be a sign of dehydration?

Dr. James Lin Dr. Lin
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Could occasionally seeing spots, dizziness and being light headed upon standing or looking directly up be a sign of dehydration?

Not necessary,: What described could be related to postural hypotension, which may be physiological and unique to a person but possibly exaggerated by dehydration or under drug side effects or.... However, it is not hard to identify what may contribute to your symptoms by following instructions described in articles listed in http://formefirst. Com/onDealSickness. Html. So, don't jump to conclusion before check-up. ...Read more

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I randomly get very light headed and see white spots for a few minutes but my head still feels strange long after?

I randomly get very light headed and see white spots for a few minutes but my head still feels strange long after?

Several causes: It is not normal. There are several causes. Please see your PCP TO find the cause. It could be hypotension or hypoglycemia among other causes ...Read more

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I walked outside, got lightheaded & saw spots, and I thought I was going to faint. The only thing that helped was coughing. What could be wrong?

I walked outside, got lightheaded & saw spots, and I thought I was going to faint. The only thing that helped was coughing. What could be wrong?

You may: Have had a transient heart rythm abnormality which your coughing slowed down...If it happens again you may want to get it checked out! A cardiologist has a number of "tools" to investigate...speak with your Primary Care Provider for a referral or more info.

Hope this helps!
Dr Z ...Read more

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Friend complained about getting out of the shower and suddenly feeling light headed, seeing white spots and feeling tingles in arms and legs?

Friend complained about getting out of the shower and suddenly feeling light headed, seeing white spots and feeling tingles in arms and legs?

Heat of shower: And standing can cause peripheral vasodilation and increased blood flow to the lower extremities - can cause slight drop in systolic blood pressure and if your friend has a lower end BP anyhow, this can cause temporary decreased blood flow within the brain and symptoms of light headedness, dizziness, visual disturbances, etc. ...Read more

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I smoke a pack a day & weed everyday & sometimes I get sick just get light headed I see tiny black spots & it feels like my brain is going shut off?

I smoke a pack a day & weed everyday & sometimes I get sick just get light headed I see tiny black spots & it feels like my brain is going shut off?

Sobriety: I appreciate that you may not like this advise, but it sure sounds like your body needs a break. You are putting your physical and mental health at risk. If you have the disease of addiction you are also putting yourself at risk for despair or worse.

Your brain may need some days of clarity. You may need less carbon monoxide circulating in your blood stream and more oxygen. Please take a break. ...Read more

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What does it mean if I'm alwase tired but can't sleep no energy light headed an dulled hearing sometimes sounds like pulse an sometimes see spots?

What does it mean if I'm alwase tired but can't sleep no energy light headed an dulled hearing sometimes sounds like pulse an sometimes see spots?

For: Tiredness check hemoglobin, thyroid and vitamin D levels. Dull hearing could be middle ear issues (effusions). Spots may have many causes. FM in differential. ...Read more

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Dizziness, light headed, black spots in vision, blacking out, and leg weakness. Any ideas on what could be wrong with me?

Dizziness, light headed, black spots in vision, blacking out, and leg weakness. Any ideas on what could be wrong with me?

Need for examination: It would require a more detailed history, physical examination and may be some tests to determine the diagnosis. If you have been having excessive menstrual bleeding, anemia from the blood loss could explain these symptoms. It would be prudent to consult your doctor. ...Read more

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Slight lightheadedness day to day with transient tingling spots under feet. Normal emg and physical exam. Burning sensations when anxious and excited?

Slight lightheadedness day to day with transient tingling spots under feet. Normal emg and physical exam. Burning sensations when anxious and excited?

Anxiety symptoms: You already made the connection between your symptoms and anxiety. Anxiety disorder can cause many symptoms including numbness/ tingling in the limbs, dizziness, heart racing, sweating, chest pain, stomach ache, diarrhea or sudden urge to have a bowel movement. These can have a negative impact on some people and should be treated. See your doctor to confirm diagnosis and recommend treatment. ...Read more

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Went shopping after work, just walking into the store I felt light headed, saw spots in front of eyes, had difficulty focusing, broke into a sweat?

Went shopping after work, just walking into the store I felt light headed, saw spots in front of eyes, had difficulty focusing, broke into a sweat?

What time was it?: We need more info if this was the first time, if you've eaten anything since lunch or breakfast? What is your past medical, ocular, surgical, trauma, social, sexual histories to see if it's related. If you hadn't eaten anything or were fasting, you may have been hypoglycemic. What was your BP? Sugar level? Or it could be ocular in origin only. Need more details to help you further. ...Read more

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Forearm pain w/ swelling bruising & tender spots near the ulna, makes popping sound when arm is moved sometimes & lightheaded sometimes, can move it?

Forearm pain w/ swelling bruising & tender spots near the ulna, makes popping sound when arm is moved sometimes & lightheaded sometimes, can move it?

Doctor can evaluate: There are enough arm symptoms present, so one should see a primary care doctor or an orthopedic doctor to examine the arm. Most orthopedic doctors can do x-rays in their offices, so that might make it a one-stop trip. For the lightheadedness, a primary care doctor can evaluate as to why, such as anemia, low blood pressure, infection, hormonal problems, etc... ...Read more

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When looking up at the same spot on the ceiling for 45 to 60 sec., I suddenly faint, & awaken quickly feeling lightheaded &dizzy. What is the cause?

When looking up at the same spot on the ceiling for 45 to 60 sec., I suddenly faint, & awaken quickly feeling lightheaded &dizzy. What is the cause?

Carotid sinus: You may very well have carotid artery disease. You should see your Primary Physician and discuss a referral for a carotid duplex as soon as you can. ...Read more

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Bout 6 years I feel like the left side of my head bothers me the left side of my head has a tender spot. Sum times light headed. Could it be cancer?

Bout 6 years I feel like the left side of my head bothers me the left side of my head has a tender spot. Sum times light headed. Could it be cancer?

Highly doubtful: Anything going on for that long is most likely nothing serious to worry about - the tender spot may just be an oversensitive region of the muscle/nerves that commonly occurs. I wouldn't worry about it unless it becomes more frequent or constant, or increases in severity. ...Read more

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Experiencing right lower back pain within a specific spot. Could it be organ related? It also comes with a foggy lightheaded feeling. Happening 3 wee

Experiencing right lower back pain within a specific spot. Could it be organ related? It also comes with a foggy lightheaded feeling. Happening 3 wee

Maybe: It could be related to several conditions. It could be musculoskeletal such as a pulled muscle or strain. It could also be related to your kidney, such as a stone. Check with your physician for more testing. ...Read more

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Painful spot in back of head. Has spread halfway up my head in 12 hours. Feel sick in stomach and a little light headed. Could this be serious?

Painful spot in back of head. Has spread halfway up my head in 12 hours. Feel sick in stomach and a little light headed. Could this be serious?

Spot: Could be infection, spasm or a nerve pain but if its that painful you should have it checked out in the ER. Unfortunately its one of those things that has to be looked at and felt ...Read more

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I have had dizziness, or a feeling of spinning with going on a week now. I get hot, unable to focus and sometimes see spots. I am ovulating now and have noticed these symptoms in prior months during the same time frame (ovulation). I currently take labeta

I have had dizziness, or a feeling of spinning with going on a week now. I get hot, unable to focus and sometimes see spots. I am ovulating now and have noticed these symptoms in prior months during the same time frame (ovulation). I currently take labeta

Healthtap topic page: Here is a link to the topic page on healthtap where this topic has been addressed several times for others and you can get a variety of answers. Https://www. Healthtap. Com/#topics/nausea-and-dizziness-during-ovulation ...Read more

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Recently, my male partner has complained of dizziness/seeing black spots towards the end of sex. This also occurrs whilst lifting weights at the gym. What could bethe reason?

Recently, my male partner has complained of dizziness/seeing black spots towards the end of sex. This also occurrs whilst lifting weights at the gym. What could bethe reason?

Get him checked out: Though there may be a simple explanation for his symptoms, it would be smart to have him see a health care provider for a history and exam. Some cardiac (heart)-related problems can present with these symtoms. Always better to be safe, than sorry later on. ...Read more

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What can cause tingling in the face, light headedness, dizziness and seeing spots when standing too long with nausea?

What can cause tingling in the face, light headedness, dizziness and seeing spots when standing too long with nausea?

Full exam: You need a full history and exam. The differential diagnosis is large and more info is needed. You need your vital signs checked, labs drawn, and a neurological exam included in your full evaluation. These symptoms could be related to low blood pressure, anemia, or something going on in your central nervous system. See MD please. ...Read more

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I have been getting really bad hot flashes nausea dizziness bad headaches and seeing black spots for a couple of weeks what could be causing this?

I have been getting really bad hot flashes nausea dizziness bad headaches and seeing black spots for a couple of weeks what could be causing this?

Many symptoms: You must first see your primary doctor who will take your medical history, examine you, and then order some laboratory tests. Your doctor will contact you when the results are in and she/he will decide if they can carefully help you or weather you need to see a Gynecologist.

Please let me know how things go. ...Read more

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Dizziness & pain in neck when turn head to either side. Occasionally see black spots. Have Mild C5-C6 pinched nerve, neck stiffness & pain?

Dizziness & pain in neck when turn head to either side. Occasionally see black spots. Have Mild C5-C6 pinched nerve, neck stiffness & pain?

Get it checked,,: It's a good idea to get this checked out, especially the dizziness, as it could mean something more than a pinched nerve. It could be something to do with the ear canal or a blood pressure issue or some other condition. So it's a good idea to get a comprehensive check-up along with the results of the tests you had to find out what this is. Good luck! ...Read more

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If I had something neuro wrong with me my Drs would see it right I go once a week they tell me all symptoms anxiety lightheaded 6 yrs really scared?

If I had something neuro wrong with me my Drs would see it right I go once a week they tell me all symptoms anxiety lightheaded 6 yrs really scared?

Yes, you're right: Most neurological disorders would be able to be grossly seen by now even if an exact Dx was difficult. You seem to begin to agree that most of your distress is related to anxiety and it is time to manage that. Get a good psychological eval and follow treatment advice which may include Rx but should involve therapy to learn skills for a lifetime. Don't be afraid - this may be a good thing for you! ...Read more

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I'm lightheaded, faint, and I can't see clearly. I'm also feeling pain in my left side and hip. I've been drinking plenty of water. What wrong with me?

I'm lightheaded, faint, and I can't see clearly. I'm also feeling pain in my left side and hip. I've been drinking plenty of water. What wrong with me?

Lightheaded blurred: Were you drinking pure water or a mix of water gatorade? Pure water can dilute sodium that that lead to lightheadedness. Can get cramps, lethargy. May also be UTI, stone, or vaginal infection, . ovarian pathology. (any discharge burning w/ urination?) Always alternate pure water with solute (juices /gatorade) Would f/u TODAY with urgent care /doc ...Read more

Dr. Dariush Saghafi
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Dizziness (Definition)

Dizziness is a feeling of light headedness that includes loss of balance, vertigo, or the feeling as ...Read more